At the WiVi Central Coast Symposium and Trade Show in Paso Robles March 19th and 20th Industry leader and education advocate Jerry Lohr is leading an unprecedented panel of three of the leading viticulture and enology educators IN California. Dr. Jim Cooper from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Dr. James Kennedy from California State University at Fresno and Dr. David Block from the University of California at Davis join Jerry Lohr in an industry discussion about the programs and priorities of each college and how each communicates with the industry.

In an effort to broaden this discussion beyond the 800+ wine industry leaders that are expected at WiVi Central Coast, Wine Business Monthly is distributing this short survey to get as much industry input and guidance as possible. Thanks in advance for taking the time to answer these nine questions. We hope to see all of you at WiVi Central Coast 2013 but if you can't make it look for lots of coverage about this panel discussion and more in future issues of our print and on-line publications.

* 1. Email

* 2. Company

* 3. What is the primary business of your company?

* 4. What is your job function (please check all that apply)

* 5. Which areas of research benefit you and your business the most?

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Sales & Marketing

* 6. Which areas of research would you be willing to collaborate on with one, two or all three of these educational institutions?

  Viticulture Enology Sales & Marketing
Cal Poly, SLO
Fresno State
UC Davis

* 8. Have any areas of research helped your business recently?

* 9. What is the best method of communicating research questions and priorities with you?